whiple house- TAIPEI
Located near Da An and Chung Hsiao North Rd., I like the fact that Whiple House is sort of difficult to find. One has to walk through the first floor of the Whiple clothing store, and then walk upstairs to reach the Whiple House restaurant/cafe. In the eatery guests are surrounded by vintage Asian antiques mostly for sale, and marinated by a contemporary rustic interior and an open kitchen. Altogether, it doesn’t seem to make much sense but it sets into a pretty comfortable and laid-back atmosphere. OH YEA, did i mention that the owners son is the one and only ‘Apple of My Eye’ actor 柯震東?! Hehehe…
Yam and Wave-egg Salad with Japanese Style Dressing
Oven-baked Mixed Cheese with Toasted Bread
Anyone who loves cheese will LOVE this. Just look at that cheesey goo of a fun mess.
Sautéed Mushrooms and Shrimps
..And sautéed perfectly.
Grilled Varied Vegetable Salad
Pretty standard stuff.
Sautéed Eggs with Truffle Oil and Mixed Mushrooms
SOO good! A little runny as you can see… but the truffle & eggs combo was the show-stopper of the meal.
Really nice and light.
A pretty milky milk tea with a hint of mint. It was just OK.
Smoked Salmon on Puff Pastry
My favorite out of the whole bunch. The pastries were super crispy and layered perfectly. Must try this punch of a crunch hee hee…
Sautéed Pasta with Fish Roe
Sautéed Pasta with Garlic and Chilli
Sautéed Pasta with Bacon, Eggs, and Cream Sauce (“Carbonara”)
Oven Baked Chicken Whiple Style
The texture was OK, but bland.
Grilled the Best Rib Eye with Horseradish and Sea Salt
Pan Fried Fish Steak w/Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce
One of the better mains. I was afraid of calling it bland, but the gorgonzola cheese sauce saved it.
Your not so sweet chocolate cake.
This is not the first time I’ve frequented Whiple House. My conclusion is that they are good for appetizers and casual drinks, but do not rely on their mains to be exceptional. I would come back for its convenient location, interesting and relaxing decor, and for their refreshing appetizers and drinks.
No. 34, Lane 252, DunHua S. Rd, Sec. 1